Amazon withdraws Washington Redskins from sale amid fight against racism

McEnany Says Native Americans ‘Would Be Very Angry’ by Washington Redskins Name Change

Amazon withdraws Washington Redskins from sale amid fight against racism

E-commerce giant Amazon Inc has ordered the removal of items bearing the Washington Redskins soccer team from its website after the NFL (National Football League) urged the team to change its name, as it considers it an act of racism towards Native Americans..

Team name controversy erupted amid widespread racial and social protests in the United States that began with the death of an African American George Floyd after his brutal arrest by the Minneapolis (Minnesota) police.

In a note Amazon told its sellers on Wednesday that it is withdrawing a variety of items featuring images and references of the Washington DC football team, including jerseys, T-shirts and jewelry. Sellers were given 48 hours to review and remove any products flagged by Amazon as prohibited, the notice says..

Amazon spokesman confirms that the company is stopping the sale of Redskins Football Club merchandise.

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«Due to a request from the Washington team and the NFL, we are removing team name and logo products from our stores», – says the notification shared Ed Rosenberg, manager of a group of online sellers called ASGTG. «Failure to comply with the requirement to close or remove all prohibited goods from list your inventory may deactivate».

Under pressure from Native American sponsors and advocacy organizations, Washington Redskins owner Dan Snyder said last week that he would consider changing the name of the NFL team, which dates back to the 1930s..

FedEx bought the naming rights to the team’s home stadium, FedEx Field, in 1998 for $ 205 million under a contract that will last until 2025. Frederick Smith, CEO of FedEx, is the minority owner of the team.

Amazon withdraws Washington Redskins from sale amid fight against racism

Amazon.com is the latest seller to have ordered the removal of team products from their site. Walmart, Nike and Target previously said they would stop selling Washington Redskins branded products.

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